Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
Fixing a frayed seam on FG Kil 4 jacket
Thought i'd leverage the collective. I have a FG Kilimanjaro jacket. The area on the RHS where the fabric holding the shoulder armour is oversewn into the jacket material has been rubbing on the velcro patch used to hold the collar shut. I guess I hadn't noticed it but the edge of the seam has frayed into a number of frayed vertical-standing threads. After examination, I found that the seam itself is still fine and I cut off the frayed bits.
I was thinking of applying a thin layer of some kind of sealant to the seam to better bind down the fabric to stop further fraying but can't figure out what is best to use. I've discarded any form of cement or superglue since it doesn't always dry clear.
Anyone ever run into this and how did you solve it. ? To prevent it, I just cut a loose piece of mating velcro and applied it to the velcro patch on the neck so all I have to do is pull it back a little and use the mating piece on the throat collar when I ride. (my neck size is large enough that the collar portion wont completely cover the mating piece when closed- that is what I think caused some rubbing to begin with). This eliminated any of the male velcro from rubbing on the shoulder.
Thanks and safe rides
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